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So supposedly at Geneva this year there was a slide in Jaguars presentation that showed the new XE's suspension. I haven't been able to find the photo but I have been able to come across what was in the photo.

The XE's front suspension is sophisticated and light weight, it should be using the same aluminium construction as the architecture. So expect an Aluminium double wishbone setup....
 

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Sounds like it will be a super light weight and easy driving vehicle. Should make for a nice driving experience and good fuel efficiency.
 

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well lets be realistic, I do not think on track tossability is going to be the main selling feature for the majority of XE shoppers...
 

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what will longevity be of lighterweight suspension componenets, are they more likely to break under stress from day to day shunts?
 

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that's a good question.
it has me thinking that they should do some Q&A about this as im sure many have unanswered questions
 

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what will longevity be of lighterweight suspension componenets, are they more likely to break under stress from day to day shunts?
I read somewhere how light weight wheels might tend to flex, which of course isn't a good thing, which makes me think if lightweight components aside from that, like what JLR is using will also flex.

I just hope they have factored this into development.
 

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I would assume that Jaguar has done some extensive testing to make sure that the suspension is viable for a pretty long period of time. Maybe it does wear out quicker but not so quick that it would actually have an impact on many owners.
 

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likely they have
that's what car makers have to do, build for long into the future.
some even build something to make it at least 2 generations ahead
 

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I would assume that Jaguar has done some extensive testing to make sure that the suspension is viable for a pretty long period of time. Maybe it does wear out quicker but not so quick that it would actually have an impact on many owners.
also consider that although they may not get it right from the start, they can improve on future model years.
 
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